General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 - 6 feet (1.20 - 1.80 )
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Showy, bright yellow blooms are often hidden by the leaves.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Rhizome
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Seeds have a short viability and should be sown as soon as they are ripe.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Palm Grass
  • Whale Back
  • Weevil Lily
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Molineria capitulata
  • Synonym: Curculigo capitulata

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